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How does hydraulic fracturing affect the surface or landscape of an area?

An area undergoing production of oil or gas using hydraulic fracturing technology shares many features with areas where conventional oil or gas is being developed, including:

  • Roads
  • Pipelines
  • Compressor stations
  • Processing facilities.

Features that are unique to areas in which hydraulic fracturing is used include:

  • Fewer but larger drilling pads, both to accommodate the equipment needed to conduct the hydraulic fracturing and to house multiple wells on each drilling pad
  • Impoundments to store the large amounts of water needed for hydraulic fracturing


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